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- AnonymousOctober 27, 2009 at 3:38 pmPost count: 0
what do you think about using vaseline on the lips at night to keep them moist? What do you suggest for a foot potion to keep feet from feeling rough? I give myself a pedicure every couple of weeks, however, using a cream regularly is a great idea, right. Thanks, Cathy 🙂AnonymousJanuary 23, 2013 at 6:49 pmPost count: 0
I heat olive oil to the point where there is a nice floral scent to it.imported_refuge821MemberAugust 29, 2013 at 3:18 pmPost count: 183
I've been using cold-pressed olive oil for many years as a moisturizer (facial and body and feet). I add a favorite essential oil chosen for aroma or having properties that you want for your skin. I'm in my 60's so I like to use Frankincense since it's good for aging skin. It is also good for “brain fog” and removing excess energy which is wonderful for nighttime … but I also find that it makes me more peace and calm during the day when I use it in the AM.
More info on Essential Oils
After a shower you can rub on a light coating of olive oil and it is absorbed quickly. I like to use it after I wash my face at night, then rub some on my arms and legs if dry, and then as I get into bed I do my feet. I always feel like my body is being transformed overnight. I use a small pump bottle since you do NOT need much of it . It spreads easily and lasts a long time. I use 3 oz. of olive oil and 25 drops of essential oil. There are a lot of things you can make with essential oils. Here's some recipes.
The really cool thing is that I can use this in the summer without feeling all greasy and smothered which is the effect of the creams and lotions. If you have a stuffy nighttime nose, you might want to use Eucalyptus. Clary Sage is good for dry skin.
Another cool thing is that it's so inexpensive since a bottle of essential oils is the cost of a jar of face cream and sometimes less depending on what you choose. 100% pure oils are necessary though, if you want more than just the scent. Some essential oils are sold with the bottle being mostly cheap oil. A quality product will give you the results you want since the properties are there and not watered or oiled down.blasyMemberOctober 2, 2017 at 6:35 amPost count: 1
Great information, I love all these suggestions and try to follow these steps.